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    July 18, 2011
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for you. good morning. it's monday, july 18. i'm grace lee. frank has this morning off. it is 5 a.m. on the dot and we are hoping it's going to get warmer this week after a cool week last week. >> everybody has been waiting and this week better news for those who like warm weather. definitely going to bump it up a few degrees in temperature especially in the morning southern locations today and highs elsewhere going to look like this. 56 in san francisco, 69 for oakland. 80s in concord and mostly sunny skies this afternoon. warmer weather to look forward to later on this week which i'll tell you about in a bit. over to gianna with a look at traffic. >> thank you. and good morning. let's go live right now to our 580 camera in pleasanton. westbound starting to stack up a little bit. but so far speeds moving pretty well through there. you will see some slight delays approaching the dublin interchange. also word of some ace train delays. i'll have that and more coming right up. >> thank you. developing news in the east bay this morning. a shooting leaves two people
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dead and a third fighting for her life. anser hassan reports from richmond. >> reporter: richmond police are looking for possible suspects from last night's double homicide, double shooting. one man and one woman in their 30s are dead, a female is in the hospital this morning with life-threatening injuries. the shooting happened just after 10 p.m. sunday night. there is some indication that the shooting may be linked to another shooting from earlier sunday. as of right now, richmond police say they don't have any suspects in custody. and they have not been able to establish any cause or motive in the case. as for the richmond residents, it has been a rough three weekends. the 4th of july weekend three were shot, three others killed in richmond. last weekend, three men died of gunshot wounds after a gun battle in the iron triangle battle also in north richmond. last night's double shooting
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brings the total to eight people dead in just the past three weeks. now, we have calls out to richmond police. we are expecting to hear something within the next hour. we'll bring you those details as soon as they become available. grace? >> anser hassan in richmond, thank you. this morning, there are demands for a federal investigation into a fatal police shooting in san francisco. elizabeth wenger is in the newsroom to explain what community activists are calling for. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. these are three different activist groups and they want a civilian review board and the fbi to investigate this killing. now, they also want san francisco district attorney george gascon off the case because he is the former police chief and they say it is a conflict of interest. now, the deadly shooting happened saturday afternoon in san francisco's bayview district. a witness posted this youtube video you're looking at here just moments after the shooting. now, the coroner has identified the victim as 19-year-old kenneth harding. he has family in seattle. officers tried to cite him for
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muni fare evasion. now, the latest information from police reveals he is a parolee from washington state and was a person of interest in the shooting of four people in seattle including a woman rumored to be pregnant. an autopsy has revealed she was not. meantime police are continuing their investigation into what happened over the weekend near a bayview train platform. >> the suspect fled on foot and we believe the suspect fired backwards at the officers during the pursuit. the officers returned fire in self-defense. >> if you look around, you can see it's frustration. there is no relationship between the community and the police departments obviously. they show up on motorcycles, riot gear so it becomes intimidating to these young people and so they are excited and they loved a loved one so the excitement is bringing about this. the ancestors inside of them are crying out today. >> reporter: some witnesses at the scene initially claim
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police shot an unarmed man. that was part of the reason they were so upset. now, officers recovered a gun at the scene yesterday after reviewing this youtube video and talking to a witness. police tell us they did believe it is the same .45-caliber weapon used by the suspect to shoot at officers on saturday afternoon. now, again, we are waiting for a new news conference from activists calling for change in response to the weekend shooting. grace, back to you. >> thank you, elizabeth. in oakland, police are trying to figure out who is responsible for a murder west of downtown. a 28-year-old man was shot on saturday night while driving his suv at 19th and west streets. so far, no motive or suspects. now, this was oakland's 65th homicide of the year. also on saturday, police found a man's body: . they believe he was injured during a robbery and assault earlier. 22 firefighters begin retraining today a year after the city of san jose laid them
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off. they were hired back on friday thanks to a two-year federal grant. after several weeks of refresher academy, they will be back on the job by september. they were among 49 san jose firefighters who were laid off last year. the other 27 have since found jobs elsewhere. and now, the city is in the process of hiring replacements for them, as well. pickets are planned today against u.s. airways at san francisco international airport. protestors are trying to get the airline to meet with the naacp about the deshon marman case. last month marman was removed from a flight and arrested after he failed to pull up his sagging pants. the naacp says it was a case of racial profiling because marman is black. this is a day for layoff notices for 200 superior court workers in san francisco. the jobs reduction is because of state budget cuts which are expected to affect courts in
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other counties, as well. hardest hit though are civil courts. this will likely mean longer waits for procedures like civil suits, divorces, restraining orders and clearing up those traffic tickets. all right. 5:06. let's check traffic and weather. kristy, we are starting off the workweek, hope you have some good news. >> i do. it's a fairly clear start this morning, although there is a system that's sitting to the north of us that's going to bring some showers concentrated to the north of the sonoma county line. but we could see a slight chance of some rain very slight, just some sprinkles, in the north bay today but for everybody else, it's going to be looking pretty good today. temperatures mild now, 57 for vallejo and concord. 53 in livermore and 55 in napa. highs for today breaking into the 80s finally inland. 80 fairfield, concord and livermore. 73 vallejo. 63 pacifica. 72 santa rosa. a full look at the extended forecast and how hot we are going to get in just a bit but over to gianna with traffic. >> reporter: thank you. let's start off with mass
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transit delays. ace train number one running five minutes late so give yourself some extra time. bart on time. muni, caltrain, no problems so far this morning. if you are prang on taking 101 out of ma rib county they are wrapping up roadwork both directions between 37 and atchison. three left lanes shut down in both directions. we are seeing yellow on our sensors so traffic is sluggish between 37 and atherton. south of there approaching the golden gate bridge so far problem-free. we are looking good in both directions but again 13 minutes south 101 from 37 to a 80. roadwork in the south bay. we'll check that next. back to you. it's a plan to bring relief to a notorious south bay commute. the changes that could ease that gridlock. >> out of jail and starting a new chapter. what casey anthony's lawyers are revealing about her freedom and the death threats against
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her. >> that clock is ticking but no party is budging. the new plans to reach a compromise on the u.s. debt debate. that's coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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body was d d in the police have a person of interest in the murder of a young mother whose burned body was discovered in the rockridge neighborhood of oakland. close friends of monica rodas and community activists held a car wash fundraiser yesterday. friends say a big part of the event was to help pay for her funeral and then set up a trust fund for her 2-year-old son. a $10,000 reward is offered for information leading to the killer's arrest. this morning, casey anthony
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is a free woman. but her whereabouts are only known to a few people. she left a florida jail just after midnight sunday after nearly three years behind bars. she had $537 in her pocket. that money was sent by admirers. a jury convicted the 25-year- old of lying to investigators but acquitted her of murdering her 2-year-old daughter. the decision angered many people. for others, her release was simply something to see. >> we just left one of the theme parks and we were on our way home and just stopped in. >> i thought it would be interesting to be able to be in the presence of her to be part of history. >> her lawyers say anthony has received at least one death threat. a tea party-backed plan to raise the nation's debt ceiling is expected to pass in the house tomorrow but stall in the senate. the plan would let the government borrow $2.4 trillion if congress adopts a student
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amendment requiring a balanced budget. this comes after several meetings involving president obama and democratic and republican leaders in congress. those efforts have failed to produce a compromise plan. with an august 2 deadline looming, a lot of people feel that some kind of deal has to be reached this week. 5:12. carmageddon has come and gone in los angeles. the surprise for drivers who prepared for the worst. new twists in britain's phone hacking scandal. why the country's top cop is out of a job. and it's a beautiful day to fly out of sfo. partly cloudy but temperatures hitting 70 as a high so definitely warmer than yesterday and hot weather continuing to see that throughout the rest of the country. today if you're landing in chicago, 94 and 40 to 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. other places similar weather, new york today only to 90 as their high but also chance of
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thunderstorms and showers later on this afternoon. and i'll have a full look at your bay area forecast coming right up. ,,,,,,,,
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a double homicide in richmond. a and woman in their 5:15 on this monday
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morning. in the headlines, new details about a double the homicide in richmond. a man and woman in their 30s were shot and killed. they were found lying on the sidewalk last night outside an apartment complex on bissell avenue. san francisco police are under fire about saturday's fatal officer-involved shooting. police say they recovered the gun they say was used against officers forcing them to fire at a suspect. that suspect was a person of interest in last week's deadly shootings in seattle. the police chief of london, england has resigned. this is in connection with a news corp phone hacking scandal. also this morning, the lawyer for rupe's former british chief rebekah brooks says she is not guilty of any criminal offense. it's going to be a gorgeous week in the bay area. temperatures started to climb over the weekend and going to see a gradual warmup over the next several days and clear.
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out sight this morning patchy fog at the coast and the bay shores, temperatures in the 50s for the most part. by this afternoon, really warming up in the inland location, slight chance of seeing some sprinkles around the bay and the coast so going to see partly cloudy conditions but sunshine peeking through and temperatures today a little warmer even into the more southern locations. so this low still in the picture, bringing us a slight chance of showers. 20% sonoma county and to the north of that even. but this high will be building in and bringing us warmer weather over the next couple of days. forecast throughout the rest of northern california looks like this. ukiah 78 and showers, also showers in eureka. sacramento hot 85 plenty of sunshine. fresno also seeing plenty of sunshine 95. 86 yosemite. here's what temperatures look like in the bay area. 82 for cupertino and campbell, 78 as a high in redwood city and milpitas. 80 in san ramon and danville, cooler in oakland at 69. concord to about 80. so san rafael making it to 71.
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73 for novato and 80 for fairfield. extended forecast showing a gradual warmup into the middle of the workweek. here's where we'll probably see the best day of the week temperatures breaking into the 90s. and then a slight cooldown for the next couple of days but then bumping back up for a beautiful weekend in store. that's a look at your forecast. gianna, how are the roads? >> not too bad. still have roadwork towards the bay bridge on the lower deck. it will be there until 6:00. various lanes closed between fourth street and the san francisco anchorage. the essex and harrison first on- ramps will be shut down until 6:00. the rest of the bay bridge though problem free. live look at conditions across the upper and lower deck. upper deck clear into san francisco. lower deck okay into oakland. ace train number one running about five minutes behind schedule. bart on time. muni and caltrain no problems
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systemwide. northbound 101 between atherton and 37 that area is cleared out of the road. southbound 101 still have roadwork in effect through there so we are seeing some yellow. give yourself some extra time if you are taking 101. when you hit the golden gate bridge, traffic cruising along with no delays into san francisco. 13 minutes south 101 from 37 to 580. remember kcbs, our radio partners, at 740-am and 106.9- fm. that's traffic. grace? >> all right. 5:19. we have more traffic news. from one transit agency to another, that could be the story for nathaniel ford. the "chronicle" reports that a headhunter for bart has approached ford about the bart's vacant general manager job. ford was recently fired from san francisco's muni. muni is still looking for his permanent replacement there. some changes are on the way for interstate 680 commuters bound for silicon valley. one week from today, metering lights will begin operating on southbound 680 on-ramps between
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pleasanton and milpitas. the lights will be on this week. they will be kept green. this will be a remind ber next week's change. traffic is moving once again on the 405 freeway in los angeles. can't see it there but just trust us. workers re-opened the road nearly a full at a ahead of schedule. the freeway was closed for a 10- mile stretch friday night in order to demolish an overcrossing. it re-opened just after noon yesterday. the contractor will get a $300,000 bonus for getting the job done so quickly. 5:20 now. and it was a showdown. it was full of upsets and dramas. the nail biting finish at the women's world cup. not going to be fun. it's going to be hard but worth it in the joined from san francisco to ground zero. one man's inspiring plan to cycle across the country.
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items to the international space station. it's returning with trash as well as other refuse. atlantis returns to earth thursday. switched at birth. staff at an australian hospital accidentally mixed up two newborns and gave them to the wrong mothers. they were breast-fed before the mistake was caught. a family member noticed something was wrong and alerted staff. staffers didn't check the bracelets when they were given to the mothers. well, they are probably still celebrating. japan is now the champion of women's soccer after defeating the usa in a dramatic shootout at the world cup. american players misse >> that's how that shootout ended. 3-1, this after three american players missed their shots. it was heartbreaking to watch.
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japan came from behind twice n overtime the u.s. scored in the 104th minute to go ahead 2-1. abby wambach with a heard. japan scored with a kick in 113th minute. japan is the first asian nation to win a world cup. that was like me. bay area soccer fans watched the game together on a jumbo screen. about 3,000 people showed up for the free public viewing. this is at san francisco's civic center plaza. a volunteer firefighter from wisconsin going on a cross- country trip this morning on a bicycle. he plans to travel from the bay area to new york specifically the former site of the world trade center. he is doing this in honor of firefighters across the country. but especially for the ones who lost their lives on september 11th. he hopes to make it to ground zero in time for the 10-year
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commemoration of the attacks. >> i guess i'm just biking across the country, going from fire station to fire station along the way hoping to raise awareness about fallen firefighters. >> he plans to leave san francisco at 9 a.m. this morning. 5:26. it may surprise a lot of you parents out there but the member your family with the best odds of keeping kids safe behind the wheel. and you have heard the saying, keep your hands to yourself! well, how a passenger turned the tables on a tsa agent and got arrested for it. plus a double murder in richmond. police just about to release new details. we'll have a live report on the search for suspects. and san francisco police in the hot seat this morning after a weekend officer-involved shooting. why activists are now calling for an fbi investigation. ,,,,,,,,
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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. good morning. it is monday, july 18. i'm grace lee. frank is still on vacation this morning. but we have a look at traffic and weather. and do we have a reason to get out of bed on this monday morning? kristy seifkin says yes. you can. >> that's a lot of weight to put on my shoulders to give everyone the reason to get out of bed, but if you're looking
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for sunshine, it's a good reason to get up. temperatures mild in the 50s for the most part and warming up nicely. i'll tell you how hot we'll get in a little bit but gianna is going to give us a look at the roads. >> not bad. we are actually accident-free on the freeways. that's the good news. we are dealing with some mass transit delays. ace about 5 minutes behind schedule. the rest of mass transit on time. bart has 40 trains on time. we'll check the golden gate bridge coming up but right now back to you. >> thank you. we have a developing story this morning. a double homicide in north richmond. a man and a woman are dead and another woman is in the hospital this morning. anser hassan has the very latest in richmond. >> reporter: good morning. i just finished speaking with richmond police. we have new information on the double fatal shooting from last night. here's what we know right now. police arrived on scene at an apartment complex in the 400 block of bissell avenue in north richmond at 10:15 p.m.
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last night where they found two people dead on the sidewalk. they are only identified as a man and woman both in their 30s. a third victim a female is in the hospital this morning with serious injuries but she is expected to survive. police don't have any suspects in custody. but they believe the double homicide may be related to an earlier shooting 30 minutes earlier on gertrude avenue at 94:57 p.m. a 23-year-old male was shot in that incident at 9:45 p.m. for these residents in north richmond it's been a tough three weeks. three people were killed on the 4th of july weekend. last weekend, three men died in a gun battle in the iron triage neighborhood. last night's double shooting brings the total to eight people killed in just the past three weeks. now, asked richmond police, they said the homicide rate is up from last year from the same time last year. but the overall crime rate is down. >> did they give you any reason why they believe they are
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seeing this spike in homicides in just the past few weeks? >> reporter: that's a good question. they say that there is a problem between north and central richmond, possibly some gang activity but as of right now, they don't know exactly what's going on but there is some tension between these two groups and that's why they are seeing this spike. >> the investigation continues. anser hassan in richmond, thank you. 5:32. there are calls for a special investigation into a deadly police shooting in san francisco. elizabeth wenger is in the newsroom with the latest details on the demands by neighborhood activists. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. these are three actvitz groups who want a civilian review board and the fbi even now to start investigating the killing and they want san francisco district attorney george gascon off the case because he is the former police chief and they say it's a conflict of interest. the deadly shooting happened saturday afternoon in san francisco's bayview district.
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a witness posted this youtube video moments after the shooting happened. the coroner has identified the victims as 19-year-old kenneth harding. now, he has family in seattle. officers had tried to cite him for muni fare vegas and the latest information from police reveals he is a parolee from washington state and a person of interest in the shooting of four people in seattle including a woman rumored to be pregnant but an autopsy revealed that she was not. meantime, police are continuing their investigation into what happened over the weekend near a bayview train platform. >> the suspect fled on foot. he fired backwards at the officers and they returned fire in self-defense. >> the man did not have a gun. they shot that man and let that man die in front of my face in front of these kids' faces out here. >> reporter: as you heard, some witnesses at the scene claim police shot an unarmed man.
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now, officers recovered a gun at the scene yesterday after reviewing the youtube video and talking to a witness. police believe it is the same .45-caliber weapon used by the suspect to shoot at officers yesterday afternoon. again, right now we are waiting for a noon news conference from activists and, of course, they are calling for change in response to the shooting. back to you. >> thank you. state lawmakers today are going to start looking into why shuttle buses are exempt from laws which require seatbelts. this is in the wake of the deadly accident involving a uc- san francisco shuttle bus last week. the crash killed dr. kevin mack a psychiatrist and associate professor at the school. layoff notices are going out today to 200 superior court workers in san francisco. the jobs reduction is because of a state budget cut which are expected to affect courts in other counties, as well. hardest hit is going to be the
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civil court system. this will likely mean longer waits for procedures like civil suits, divorces, restraining orders and clearing up traffic tickets. on to san jose. 22 firefighters who were laid off last year are going to begin retraining today. they were hired back on friday after the city received a two- year federal grant. they are set to be back on the job by september. 5:35. let's go to kristy seifkin for our weather. in san jose the firefighters could enjoy a nice warm sunny day. >> absolutely. it's going to be plenty of sunshine in san jose today and most parts of the bay area going to see some sunshine, although we do have a slight chance of seeing some sprinkles in parts of the north bay today. the system north of us going to bring showers the majority of which will be north of sonoma county. but we are thinking about 20% chance of wet weather this afternoon. temperatures today still keeping them below average although warmer than yesterday. you can see here the range between 3 and 13 degrees below where we should be for july but we are going to get really
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close if not even with where we should be for this time year a little later in the week and i'll tell you weather in just a bit but over to gianna with a look roads to. >> we still have road construction this morning. if you are headed on 101 northbound all the roadwork is clear. it's southbound 101 from atherton to 37 you want to look out for. you will see slight there's with various lanes blocked in the area. yellow on and off on the sensors so heads out the door. bay bridge at marin county no -- i'm sorry, the golden gate bridge no problems. things are clear into san francisco. nice ride there. but still 13 minutes south 101 to 37 to 580. antioch bridge looking good. off the bridge bogs down westbound highway 4. we'll check the bay bridge next. back to you. oakland police have a busy morning. they are investigating four shootings that happened within just nine hours of each other. they say that a 28-year-old man was shot and killed on saturday night. he was driving his suv near 19th and west streets. police have no motive or
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suspects. that was oakland's 65th homicide of the year. three other people are recovering from three shootings between saturday afternoon and saturday night. two of the victims managed to get themselves to the loppet. the third was treated and released but there are no suspects in any of the shootings. police say that there is a person of interest in the murder of a young mother whose burned body was discovered in oakland. close friends of monica rodas and community activists held a car wash fundraiser yesterday. friends say a big part of the event was to help pay for her funeral costs but it was also used to set up a trust fund for her two-year-old son. donations are still being accepted at the oakland ymca. a $10,000 reward is offered for information leading to the suspect's arrest. in her second day of freedom, casey anthony remains out of the public eye. a former member of her defense team says she is in good hands this morning. the florida mom was released
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from jail early yesterday morning. she had $537 in her pocket money sent to her by admirers. a jury convicted the 25-year- old for lying to investigators but acquitted her of murdering her 2-year-old daughter. this decision angered people out of the case. others were there to see history. >> we just left one of the theme parks and we were on the way home and just stopped in here. >> i thought it would be interesting to be able to be in the presence of this. >> so you wanted to be part of history? >> yeah. >> media helicopters followed her but they lost her when she disappeared in a parking structure. security experts say that they believe she is a genuine target for violence. there is more fallout from the "news of the world" phone hacking scandal. london's police chief resigned yesterday over his links to a former editor of the paper. and hours earlier, detectives arrested former "news of the
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world" ceo rebekah brooks on suspicion of corruption and intercepting communications. she was released on bail and is scheduled to appear before british lawmakers for questioning tomorrow. just two more weeks until that crucial budget deadline. the new plan democrats are already calling, quote, dead on arrival. i think that's a little extreme. >> i think it's totally reasonable that they arrested her. >> a female passenger turning the tables on the tsa. how her act of defines is making headlines. ,, ,,,,
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a gorgeous weekend and warmer temperatures than this weekend and already starting to see sun. you can see clear right now for the most part. outside i know seeing mild temperatures sitting in the 50s for the most part. we are seeing a little bit of patchy fog along the bay shores and also at the coastline but this afternoon, going to clear out nicely. mostly sunny skies in those inland locations. and temperatures that are hitting the mid-80s, a very slight chance of seeing some showers in the north bay. we are talking about a 20% chance. nothing significant. and the bay and the coastline will see some sunshine this afternoon keeping clouds in the picture though so this low is still in the picture in the bay area keeping those temperatures below average but the high will build in towards midweek and that means hot weather. fresno 95 today, 85 in sacramento, cooler in ukiah only making it to 78 and seeing showers there today same story for eureka. that same system is to the north of us and bringing a chance of showers here bringing them some wet weather in tahoe,
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mild beautiful day 676 as a high. bay area highs 77 for union city and for fremont. warmer in palo alto at 79. daly city keeping it cooler at 60. and cupertino making it to 82 degrees today. brentwood 84, antioch to 83. san ramon and danville to 80. and 67 as a high in alameda. up to the north bay we go and san rafael topping out at 71 today warmer in snow at 74. fairfield breaking 84, a cooler 64 in san leandro. warming up this week then a slight dip in temperature and then warming right back up for the weekend. gianna has traffic. >> thank you. we are still dealing with mass transit delays. ace train number one running about 7 minutes behind schedule. not quite yet to fremont so keep that in mind out the door. bart though right on time with 43 trains. muni and caltrain problem-free. elsewhere roadwork, essex
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street and first and harrison ramps have been cleared, just re-opened. they had some roadwork overnight and that's cleared. no troubles. the lower deck picked up. everything clear into oakland. upper deck of san francisco clear to san francisco, metering lights are off. elsewhere the south bay travel times right now through guadalupe parkway are updating but no delays or accidents. northbound 10 1 clear to 237. north 280 problem-free so far, so good, about 11 minutes between 101 and 85. 280 accident-free and light traffic towards san jose. san mateo bridge clear both directions 14 minutes between hayward and foster city. 880 looking good through hayward both directions at northbound clear into oakland. if you are taking 101 along the peninsula towards sfo, right now 65 miles per hour on the
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freeway there. southbound 280 just some slight delays through san bruno but overall you're clear into the south bay. highway 4 starting to bogs down just a bit westbound a little sluggish through antioch. remember kcbs, our radio partners, at 740-am and 106.9- fm. in the headlines, richmond police are investigating two separate shootings. a man and woman in their 30s were killed on bissell avenue and another woman was injured. police say that the double homicide may be connected to another shooting 30 minutes earlier injuring one man. pickets are planned in front of u.s. airways at sfo today. protestors want airline officials to meet with the naacp to talk about last month's arrest of an african- american man who was removed from a flight after a confrontation over his baggy pants. the 405 is open once again. traffic is moving just fine at least for now.
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l.a. braced for the traffic nightmare dubbed carmageddon but it never happened. the roadwork, which closed the freeway, was done nearly a full day ahead of schedule. in the nation's capital a lot of people believe that this is the make or break week to reach a compromise on raising the debt ceiling. joel brown breaks down the latest plan that is probably already dead on arrival. >> reporter: the white house isn't giving up on a massive deficit reduction deal. >> there's still time to get something big done. the president has made it clear he wants to do something substantial. >> reporter: with the default deadline just 15 days away, president obama and congressional leaders are scrambling to slash government spending and raise the debt limit. tomorrow, the house is expected to vote on the republicans' cut, cap and balance plan. it calls for immediate cuts and agreesive cap on future spending and a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget. senate democrats say the proposal, which rules out tax hikes, is dead on arrival.
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>> we didn't need an amendment. we basically need to accept the responsibility to do this job and to lead. >> reporter: there were no formal talks between president obama and congressional leaders over the weekend but behind the scenes, senate leaders are negotiating a bipartisan backup plan. the measure would allow president obama on his own to raise the debt ceiling in stages. it may also include $1.5 trillion in spending cuts not enough to satisfy most republicans. >> i think the mcconnell plan is more of washington not taking responsibility. >> reporter: fed chairman ben bernanke is urging lawmakers to do something quickly warning failure to do so would be a, quote, self-inflicted wound with serious consequences. joel brown, cbs news, washington. >> a passenger is in jail today for turning the table on a tsa agent who tried to give her a patdown. 61-year-old was arrested at the
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phoenix airport saying she refused security screening on thursday afternoon and then she grabbed the female tsa's breasts with both hands. she is facing one count of felony sexual abuse. and this morning we are getting some amazing video of the final space shuttle launch. a passenger on a nearby plane recorded these images 10 days ago. you can see it right there at the bottom and the middle. he started recording when it saw it land from his window. the shuttle is expected to come home on thursday and ends the 30-year program. the u.s. women's soccer team fell short of that world cup title but hear about their next goal as they try to put this devastating loss behind them. >> and it is a challenge of a lifetime. the cross-country journey for a firefighter honoring 9/11 victims. introducing icy hot ls ncer ] with natural menthol. it's gets icy to dull pain, hot to relax it away fas new icy hot naturals.
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knight" in 2008. in healthwatch, it turns out that kids may be safer when their parents are not driving them around. terrell brown explains why. reporter: kids may be safest in the car when a grandparent is behind the wheel. that's the word from a new study that found children are half as likely to suffer an injury in the car when riding with grant parents. researchers believe grandparents may drive more carefully when a grandchild is in the car. >> an eye test may one detect signs of alzheimer's disease. researchers in australia examined retinal photographs of alzheimer's patients and healthy people. they found the width of certain blood vessels was significantly different in those with alzheimer's disease. the scientists say the test is still in the experimental stage and more research is needed. >> and having a cocktail may not be the best way town wind. new research -- to unwind. new research shows drinking can make stress last longer. stress can reduce alcohol's
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intoxicating effects causing people drink more. those are some of today's top medical stories. i'm terrell brown, cbs news, new york. japan wins the world cup! >> and that's how the women's world cup ended with japan winning a penalty kick shootout 3-1 after three american players missed their shots. heartbreaking to watch. during the game, the japanese managed to come back from behind twice. in overtime the u.s. scored in the 104th minute. then japan scored on a corner kick in the 117th minute. >> evidently it wasn't meant to be. we worked so hard. we believed in each other through the -- everything. and it ended up around the corner. it will hurt for a while but i'm proud of our team. we never gave up. >> and we are proud of our ladies. japan is the first asian nation to win a world cup. and look at those big smiles.
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good for japan. well, it could be the challenge of a lifetime. a wisconsin man is leaving on a cross-country cycling trip this morning. chris harley rupp plans to bike from san francisco to the former site of the world trade center in new york. the volunteer firefighter is doing this to honor fellow firefighters across the country especially those who lost their lives in the september 11th attacks. he hopes to make it to ground zero in time for the 10-year commemoration. rupp will start peddling at 9 a.m. going to have a long ride. kristy, how will the weather be when he starts in the bay area? >> you should be pretty nice actually starting today. finally starting to get warmer. midweek we'll break 90. for today mostly sunny skies and inland in the mid-80s. looking good today. slight cooldown by the end of the week and warmer in the 90s on the weekend.
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tonight reasonable weather outside for the game dodgers taking on the giants this evening, 60 degrees and partly cloudy conditions. cool out there. you definitely want to take a jacket. but warmer weather for sure ahead in the forecast. let's go to gianna with traffic. >> we are going to head to oakland. first reports of an accident involving a car into a house at market and west or market and 10th. we'll have more information as it comes in but avoid the area. live look at 880, not too bad on the freeways. oakland northbound clear to the maze. southbound looking good towards hayward. north 101 at bailey in the south bay morgan hill, we have reports of a jackknifed big rig on the right shoulder for some time but chp shut down the right lane as they have the tow crews on scene to remove the big rig. so that's going to cause a snag for the commute northbound 101 at bailey right lane blocked. rest of the south bay problem- free. live look at conditions along
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280. so far, so good. no delays along 101 through san jose. things are clear through there. 880/237, accident-free. that's traffic. back to you. >> thank you. in the next half hour, we are talking a little bit more about traffic. l.a.'s carmageddon has come and gone. but this morning, the bridge closure right here in the bay area. we'll tell you all about that. plus casey anthony is now a free woman. the text message her mom received just hours after her daughter's release. more information coming in from last night's fatal shooting that left two people dead and the third victim in the hospital. we are live in richmond with the details just ahead. a community angry after an officer involved shooting in san francisco. why they want an fbi investigation and the connection now to a murder in seattle. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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"well if you look around you can se ation" a double homicide in richmond, and another shooting, the possible connection. >> you can see frustration. >> a community outraged after a deadly police shooting. what they are calling for today. the suspect's connection to a crime in seattle. that's up next as well. good morning. it's monday, july 18. i'm grace lee. frank has the morning off. we'll start your monday off with a little check of traffic and weather. we are going to start with kristy seifkin. >> a mild start to the morning. and temperatures are going to warm up nicely by this afternoon. actually a little warmer in some locations today. closer to where we should be this time of the year. i'll have a full look at that warmup and when we are going to be the warmest this week later on but over to gianna with a look at traffic. >> we finally have a location on the trouble spot in oakland.